Cumbria Dementia Care




Cumbria County Council

Contract value:


Start date:

January 2017

Completion date:

March 2019




Project Management


Identity Consult are excited to be part of the team selected to deliver 2 new flagship 60 bed Dementia Care Homes for Cumbria County Council in Carlisle and Whitehaven. We are providing Project Management services for the council and have overseen the design process including the early appointment of Eric Wright Construction as part of a two stage tendering process.

The developments will cost in the region of £12m and are part of Cumbria County Council’s ongoing plan to transform its care facilities. The homes will provide modern quality care for older adults, especially those who need to be supported with dementia and complex care needs.

With opening planned for early 2019 these state of the art facilities will replace existing Cumbria Care homes built in the 1960s and 70s which are coming towards the end of their lifespan.

Initial packages of enabling work began in mid-September in order to ‘de-risk’ the site whilst detailed design was completed before an exchange of contracts and formal start on site prior to Christmas 2017.